Jan 27, 2013 11:00pm EST
with jim and jill kelley. jim, it's very apparent in talking to both of you that if it were not for your faith, the fact that you had really come to this end of yourself in the beginning of sayingly, hey, god still likes me, even though jill's mad at me. it's the faith that has given you guys the platform that otherwise, you never would have made this, right? >> well, i totally agree with you. you know, it's interesting because, like jill said earlier on, neither one of us had faith. we really didn't know which way to turn. when jill came to faith, after our son was diagnosed and we started having our struggles, i saw what was in jill and early on, it was pretty much tearing us apart, the closer jill got to her faith, the farther i got away with it. but i realized i was losing everything i loved, everything i was working for. if i didn't humble myself to admit my faults. here's a guy that everybody looks up to, as far as playing football, i had to realize in my own mind that i had to get on my knees and understand that i was making mistakes. thank god that i was able to admit them.
Jan 27, 2013 8:00pm EST
, what we learn and why we never forget". jim and jill kelley join me now. thanks for being here. it's an incredible story and i start by recognizing many marriages end because of the death of a child and many because of infidelity within the marriage. you guys have beaten the odds because you're still together, having dealt with both. i want you to talk about how you were able to make that work. >> well, for me first, i guess i can start, it was early on because i knew that after i retired from the nfl, two weeks later, valentine's day, which is my birthday, our son was born, hunter and to have a son born on daddy's birthday and i dreamt of things that fathers and sons do. and from that point on he started having difficulty, four months into his life he was diagnosed and we pretty much after that point almost went in separate directions. and i retired i went to work for nbc and went to work for espn i was on the road a lot. and jill was at home, not only with our oldest daughter, but also our son hunter, who was suffering from a disease called a cravay luko dystrophy and throughout hi